Articles written by Mary Angell - Special To The Sun

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  • Do the things you enjoy

    Mary Angell - Special to the Sun|Mar 17, 2022

    Long-time Saratoga resident Don Herold, who marked his 90th birthday on March 16, was at his shop bright and early on Friday morning, taking care of some bookkeeping. He established Herold's Iron Works in the winter of 1969, and he still runs it - and although he's cut back on the jobs he takes on, he still keeps busy. "I used to have a body shop, machine shop, fabrication shop, but times have changed. The people have changed, wages have changed," he told the Sun. "I couldn't pay the help what...

  • Focus on the kids

    Mary Angell - Special to the Sun|Mar 2, 2022

    Darrin Jennings was happy to talk about his new position as superintendent of Carbon County School District No. 2, but he said he didn’t have long for an interview because he needed to drive a busload of kids home. “I help out wherever I can,” he said Thursday. “I’ve only done it a few times this year.” He later explained that the bus is really a Suburban, and he was driving a regular route, “to take our country kids home.” The CCSD2 board of trustees announced Wednesday that it had chosen Jennings as the district’s new superintendent. H...

  • Duct tape and bailing wire

    Mary Angell - Special to the Sun|Feb 23, 2022

    Carbon County commissioners discussed how communication among the county’s first responders could be improved but are still trying to figure out how to pay for a proposed $1.4 million communications upgrade. The equipment currently used by county fire, sheriff’s office and road and bridge personnel to communicate is “archaic,” according to Carbon County Fire Warden John Rutherford, who discussed possible improvements at the Feb. 15 meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners. The communications equipment now in place on the county...

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